Former punk rock lead singer from 90s underground band Twisted Nixon (1996-2002) Johnny Punish is now pushing his artistic boundaries into the 21st century creating diverse music that matters.

In addition, he’s also engaging around the world as a global social justice political activist, eco-activist, socially responsible businessman, and syndicated writer.

In 2004, he created and found, an independent blog dedicated to bringing attention to truth on the global stage featuring 100s of the most independent writers on planet earth.  VT is focused on international foreign policy, trade, and the clandestine activities of governments and their assigns.


Since 2000, Punish has produced his own music from his home studio using the latest technologies that allow for expansion of ideas and new directions exploring the tough themes that commercial pop artists normally can’t or won’t touch.

His music is available on all digital distribution platforms.


As a cyber journalist and activist, Punish has penned over 300 articles on freedom, liberty, and justice around the world writing opt-eds for his and blogs.


ASCAP member Punish songs have appeared in movies such as Paul Bright’s 2012  sci-fi indie movie “Goliad Uprising” (Cup of Joe, The Magnificent Afghanistan, and Gaza City).

Punish has done other media including the locally famous and high acclaimed Bad Brad and Johnny Punish Show; a music talk radio podcast show at the Mojo Zone Studio in Playa del Carmen Mexico (2006).

For his “day job”, as CEO, he runs a global media company serving up global foreign affairs issues and news on domestic U.S. policies partnering with other outgoing media and peoples of like mind and spirit.


Punish is currently working on building and promoting his signature eco-building project, Hacienda Eco-Domes; a Bed and Breakfast seeking 100% self-sustainability using dirt and plastic bags along with solar power, recycled water, and other eco-techniques that make cents.


Born in Bronx NYC, USA 1963 to a mother from the Holy Land and an Italian American father from Brooklyn New York, Punish considers his nationality as the whole world. A self-declared global citizen pledging allegiance to the earth and everyone on it, Punish reaches out to all mankind for peace, harmony, and justice.

Educated at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the USA and within the California State University system, Punish knew business well and spent his early adulthood chasing green checks and the “American Dream”. Feeling misled and empty, in the mid-90s, Punish checked out of the material world and into the realm of reason, enlightenment, and humanity and he’s never looked back.

In the so-called third world, Punish chose to work with underprivileged communities where he currently lives donating his time with kids sports and other community activities that add value to the overall global tribe.

Married for over 30 years with grown children and grandkids, Punish is no longer at war with the world but a family man who lives in peace on a dirt road with chickens. Through his music, writings, and community activities, Punish continues his fight for global justice, human dignity, and respect.

So if you’re a fan of the common man; a passionate person and activist, get back on the Punish bandwagon. Just remember to jump when it’s looking like he’s driving it off the cliff again!  Just sayin’